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by Stan Y.
February 23rd, 2021, 10:21 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Champagne offer
Replies: 26
Views: 5768

Re: Champagne offer

Wonderful experience buying from Kevin; would very much do again champagne.gif Same here...much more personal interaction buying from a trusted enthusiast like Kevin than than some random shop from a wine-searcher search. I am really looking forward to trying Selosse and '06 Comtes for the first ti...
by Stan Y.
February 23rd, 2021, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2021 Under $15.00 Wine Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 3299

Re: 2021 Under $15.00 Wine Thread

Thanks Juan, I will pass that along. I had searched Portugal there for him with limited results and didn't know which to suggest.
by Stan Y.
February 22nd, 2021, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2021 Under $15.00 Wine Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 3299

Re: 2021 Under $15.00 Wine Thread

Perennially good values, but...Substance Cabernet Sauvignon ($10) both performed admirably last night. Thanks Ben, my dad was asking for recos for inexpensive bottles at Total Wine near him, and I added that to the list with some Marietta Old Vines Red and Catena Malbec. I wish there was more there...
by Stan Y.
February 18th, 2021, 7:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 F. Rinaldi Barolo wine hunter alert
Replies: 13
Views: 1623

Re: 2010 F. Rinaldi Barolo wine hunter alert

We are enjoying the last third of the first bottle tonight. Good wine. It's what I pay for current releases to have around the house to drink like Vajra and Produttori Barbaresco, and this is developing quite nicely. I expect it will last many years but doubt these will be around here much longer. W...
by Stan Y.
February 12th, 2021, 6:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2010 F. Rinaldi Barolo wine hunter alert
Replies: 13
Views: 1623

Re: 2010 F. Rinaldi Barolo wine hunter alert

In for 3, will be cool to try. Got the $10 but how did you get free shipping Jeff? :-)
by Stan Y.
February 11th, 2021, 5:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When to open and what to eat with Clos Ste Hune?
Replies: 14
Views: 1044

Re: When to open and what to eat with Clos Ste Hune?

Andrew Heger wrote: February 10th, 2021, 12:56 am It's such an amazing and unique wine it almost seems a pity to get food involved.
Agreed. But for some reason, after reading this this morning I'm craving an onion tart and old Riesling.
by Stan Y.
February 10th, 2021, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15651
Views: 809723

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2014 de la Tour Clos Vougeot VV for $136 a bottle, which seems like a pretty silly price for such old vines and good dirt, considering how much really good grand cru Burgundy fetches lately.

Edit - the Jouan sounds pretty good though :-).
by Stan Y.
February 6th, 2021, 3:43 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: High quality seafood delivery
Replies: 20
Views: 1480

Re: High quality seafood delivery

Al Osterheld wrote: February 6th, 2021, 1:45 pm For those in the SF Bay Area, Four Star Seafood & Provisions is a great source. I have a friend who is probably their best customer (at least, she has been while restaurants were/are closed or limited).
I bought non-seafood item from them a month or so ago, outstanding customer service.
by Stan Y.
January 28th, 2021, 6:23 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: My almost 30 year old food processor just died.
Replies: 12
Views: 615

Re: My almost 30 year old food processor just died.

There are not very many things that can go wrong with an old food processor. In my case the plastic latch mechanism on the bowl broke, and the replacement costs more than I can justify given the price of a new unit - the weakest link in the system. The motor is built like a tank. This happened a ye...
by Stan Y.
January 24th, 2021, 3:44 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Cellar sell off
Replies: 18
Views: 3431

Re: Cellar sell off

I'm selling off a bunch of my cellar to help pay for some new musical instruments I'm buying for the kids. Violins ain't cheap... I did this, my wife would kill me if I spent that kind of money on instruments! Kelvin Scott cello for my daughter, Stanley Kiernoziak viola for my son, Steinway Model B...
by Stan Y.
January 22nd, 2021, 3:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Proof that coravin does not corrupt
Replies: 45
Views: 2387

Re: Proof that coravin does not corrupt

Having used a newer model and the model 11, I have yet to have a bottle taste as fresh as day one with only 2-3 days of being back in the cellar. Put differently, every coravined bottle is more advanced after the second day. I agree. But I think it is the least-bad of the wine preservation techniqu...
by Stan Y.
January 15th, 2021, 8:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1997 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: TN: 1997 Domaine Michel Lafarge Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Chênes

Your description is spot on. This stuff was pretty cheap on winebid a few years ago relative to current releases and I've had a number of bottles, probably have just 1 or 2 left.
by Stan Y.
January 15th, 2021, 11:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 'QPR' in Vosne?
Replies: 36
Views: 2963

Re: 'QPR' in Vosne?

I've wanted to try Gerard Mugneret, whose Suchots and Boudots are still priced fairly. Just a year or two ago the Brulees was priced similarly but all the offers I see currently wouldn't qualify as 'value'. It has been suggested that they are reasonable still because the labels are so ugly :-). I ev...
by Stan Y.
December 31st, 2020, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 340
Views: 24814

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

Wine watch price would be sorta ok without tax, shipping and packaging etc makes it not ok. I’d rather buy from empirewine. I got a couple from there just to drink during New Years but am going to cellar the other cases. I ordered a couple of bottles from them to try a month ago, and at least at th...
by Stan Y.
December 31st, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?
Replies: 340
Views: 24814

Re: At What Price Point Will You Boycott The 2008 Taittinger Comtes?

And the two-week annual shipping window from southern Florida is about to open :-). Shipping is not cheap but they are a class outfit with about as good a program as there is in the country.
by Stan Y.
December 31st, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Classifying farmer fizz
Replies: 100
Views: 4669

Re: Classifying farmer fizz

...For example I'm not a fan of Egly Ouriet or Ledru (or Krug for that matter) but many people whose palates I respect adore them. This is a tangent but since I'm only an occasional Champagne drinker, the comment about Egly made me think of a question I have, and there's a bunch of Champagne devote...
by Stan Y.
December 30th, 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help me understand Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard
Replies: 60
Views: 4464

Re: Help me understand Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard

It's the only northern Rhone producer other than Chave and Verset where I've had a laugh-out-loud wine epiphany sort of experience, and Chave has charged that and more on release for many years.
by Stan Y.
December 30th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.
Replies: 252
Views: 10900

Re: Let's end 2020 with some fun! Controversial opinions- Burgundy is overrated.

I 100% believe that wine is completely overrated. If you have to pay that much money to get a good drink, then it's not that great of a hobby. You can get better for much less like beer and booze. Go grab yourself an IPA and thank me later.
by Stan Y.
December 27th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Embrace your cellar diversity
Replies: 114
Views: 4939

Re: Embrace your cellar diversity

94% France, how boring is that! :-)
by Stan Y.
December 27th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: ORANGE CAKE for Xmas
Replies: 9
Views: 1066

Re: ORANGE CAKE for Xmas

A local place we've liked for years has occasionally served something like this with small pieces of pink grapefruit segments, and I thought the grapefruit, orange, and cream complemented each other in addition to it adding some visual appeal.
by Stan Y.
December 25th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When to drink gift bottle? Vieux Télégraphe 2018 Châteauneuf-du-Pape “La Crau”
Replies: 23
Views: 1155

Re: When to drink gift bottle? Vieux Télégraphe 2018 Châteauneuf-du-Pape “La Crau”

The first vintage I remember drinking of Vieux Telegraphe was 1988 and I still have bottles back to 1998 in the cellar. It's heresy but I think I prefer them young to middle-aged these days; I enjoy them young the same way I enjoy Ridge Geyserville on release. If I can get to the box I think I'm gon...
by Stan Y.
December 22nd, 2020, 6:51 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Suggestions for good red wine vinegar
Replies: 12
Views: 1113

Re: Suggestions for good red wine vinegar

I anticipate a Berserkers Day order with some sherry vinegar (olive oil too, this is the time of year to start buying the new harvest oil).
by Stan Y.
December 20th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Suggestions for good red wine vinegar
Replies: 12
Views: 1113

Re: Suggestions for good red wine vinegar

Alan got me to go do another search and I found someone bringing this in on the west coast at fair pricing. Everyone I've asked on the east coast is working off of limited old stock with 250ml bottles. Appreciate the other suggestions as well, good vinegar has become an essential ingredient for us, ...
by Stan Y.
December 20th, 2020, 5:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Côte-Rôtie under 100$.
Replies: 110
Views: 7232

Re: Côte-Rôtie under 100$.

In addition to earlier recommendations, famous Condrieu producer Georges Vernay also makes a good Cote Rotie "Blonde du Seigneur", and due to the "Ramonet effect" where everyone wants the whites and ignores the reds, even though retail price on these approaches $100, 2015-2017 ha...
by Stan Y.
December 19th, 2020, 5:26 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Suggestions for good red wine vinegar
Replies: 12
Views: 1113

Suggestions for good red wine vinegar

I've been a huge fan of Martin Pouret's vinegars for some time, especially their red wine vinegar, which is like a pale and delicate but highly complex Jura or Burgundy alter-ego to something more big and robust.  When I found out four years ago that the US importer would stop carrying the brand, I ...
by Stan Y.
December 17th, 2020, 8:42 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Pepper Grinder?
Replies: 15
Views: 1161

Re: Pepper Grinder?

I really like some of the more Scandanavian-looking designs that Fletcher makes, nice alternative to the traditional look. Thanks guys.
by Stan Y.
December 16th, 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2518
Views: 217155

Re: Steak Porn

Found it via an IG post announcing them as one of the top 100 butchers in America. Have been twice and have been impressed. Our one local craft butcher shop was on the same list - great article for a "steak porn" thread, https://www.foodandwine.com/meat-poultry/best-butcher-shops-in-ameri...
by Stan Y.
December 16th, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 17 Ramonet Clos Saint-Jean rouge
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Re: TN: 17 Ramonet Clos Saint-Jean rouge

'13 Paul Pillot last night had no noticeable oakiness other than a touch more char than I prefer, which I've also heard attributed to reduction. A relatively dark and full-bodied wine that was starting to show just a bit of development. Edit: What a geek forum, three of us drinking Chassagne CSJ rou...
by Stan Y.
December 16th, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 17 Ramonet Clos Saint-Jean rouge
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Re: TN: 17 Ramonet Clos Saint-Jean rouge

I have no idea, Chris, and want to look into that...and I agree, unlike Alan's and unlike previous vintages I have, I didn't notice that as much in '17.
by Stan Y.
December 16th, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Steak Porn
Replies: 2518
Views: 217155

Re: Steak Porn

If it's skirt you like, try Bavette / flap - cooks and picks up a marinade similarly but taste and texture are even better than skirt.
by Stan Y.
December 16th, 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 17 Ramonet Clos Saint-Jean rouge
Replies: 10
Views: 569

Re: TN: 17 Ramonet Clos Saint-Jean rouge

With my December deliveries from the west coast I've been able to try Jean-Marc Pillot and Paul Pillot's version of the same wine in the last couple of weeks, and even though I thought Paul Pillot's CSJ was qualitatively on par with Ramonet, it was missing that herbal quality and restraint that I li...
by Stan Y.
December 15th, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vins Rare wine shop
Replies: 119
Views: 8759

Re: Vins Rare wine shop

I don’t think Bryan was belittling him. Substitute 2015 DRC Richebourg for 2015 Guettes and 2015 La Tache for Dominode and it’d have the same effect. He thought he was doing the customer a favor by giving them a better wine which he assumed they’d liked because it was already part of the order. Def...
by Stan Y.
December 14th, 2020, 1:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Vins Rare wine shop
Replies: 119
Views: 8759

Re: Vins Rare wine shop

Bryan I would have certainly taken you up on that but would have wanted to be asked first, you never know when someone may have a reason for a certain vintage or vineyard.
by Stan Y.
December 14th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine re-shippers?
Replies: 12
Views: 791

Re: Wine re-shippers?

I thought All Ways Cool did this sort of thing.
by Stan Y.
December 12th, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread
Replies: 141
Views: 16138

Re: Wine Spectator Top 100 Thread

John Morris wrote: December 11th, 2020, 3:05 pm If your aim is to sell wine...
Rather than review wine. [winner.gif].
by Stan Y.
December 12th, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Retailer check: RL Liquid Assets - now Grand Cru and GRW, Carlsbad CA
Replies: 14
Views: 1476

Re: Retailer check: RL Liquid Assets, Carlsbad CA

It looks like RL split into two businesses; I had an excellent experience with the other one, GRW Wine Collection, about a month ago when something I keep an eye out for showed up there in a Winesearcher search at a very good price.
by Stan Y.
December 11th, 2020, 1:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Guillemot-Michel, Burgundy
Replies: 61
Views: 4147

Re: Domaine Guillemot-Michel, Burgundy

Much appreciated, both of you. And in general for posting here and sharing your knowledge. The difficult part for me will be to set some bottles aside and not drink this all near-term!
by Stan Y.
December 10th, 2020, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Bernard Moreau Chassagne Montrachet 1er La Cardeuse
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: TN: 2017 Bernard Moreau Chassagne Montrachet 1er La Cardeuse

2013 Paul Pillot (never tried his wines) and 2016 JM Pillot CSJ are on deck. 2013 Ramonet CSJ from the cellar as a reference. Must be that nobody where I live likes Burgundy else we'd figure out a way to do this in one go. The Ramonet often has a spicy, herbal note that appeals to me that the one ot...
by Stan Y.
December 10th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Guillemot-Michel, Burgundy
Replies: 61
Views: 4147

Re: Domaine Guillemot-Michel, Burgundy

Gautier, I have a question for you if you happen to see this. Did you separately bottle Viré-Clessé and Quintaine in 2017 as distinct wines, or are these the same wine with different labels for different markets? I finally got around to trying this - am in NC like Nathan and Fred and ended up having...
by Stan Y.
December 10th, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?
Replies: 107
Views: 9137

Re: The "Flannery" for Chicken? Or Pork? Or Lamb?

They are not selling the same product - wet aged vs dry aged, ship frozen vs fresh, Angus vs Holstein, few/no "butcher" cuts vs some. I agree that any one place isn't going to have everything you want, e.g. I like some things like Bavette and Korean-style ribs a lot and it's not what Flann...
by Stan Y.
December 10th, 2020, 5:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Bernard Moreau Chassagne Montrachet 1er La Cardeuse
Replies: 11
Views: 644

Re: TN: 2017 Bernard Moreau Chassagne Montrachet 1er La Cardeuse

Unlike your CM villages Howard, 2017 Ramonet CSJ recently was almost surprisingly warm and ripe, a lot like a 2010 a year ago.
by Stan Y.
December 3rd, 2020, 6:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wirecutter on stemware...
Replies: 16
Views: 1210

Re: Wirecutter on stemware...

To be honest, as someone who has long been devoted to the Zalto Burgundy stems, I am thinking about switching all of my stemware to Zalto Bordeaux glasses. I find the Burgundy stems are sometimes a bit large to the point of being unwieldy, and the Universals are a bit too small to fully showcase an...
by Stan Y.
December 2nd, 2020, 4:03 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: POINTED CABBAGE SALAD
Replies: 3
Views: 1123

Re: POINTED CABBAGE SALAD

Christine Huang wrote: December 1st, 2020, 3:42 pm By Pointed Cabbage I assume you’re referring to what we call Caraflex Cabbage in the US?
Down South we call that a pointy-head cabbage :-).
by Stan Y.
November 29th, 2020, 5:29 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Favorite food gifts?
Replies: 19
Views: 1760

Re: Favorite food gifts?

Fromages.com Barry, after ordering there for years, for some reason I haven't gotten emails from them lately, and you made me realize it is time to order a whole Citeaux along with some other fresh raw milk cheeses. Service there is great, and I always feel as though I'm getting away with something...
by Stan Y.
November 28th, 2020, 6:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon
Replies: 675
Views: 41329

Re: Qupe Syrah rock-bottom deal on Groupon

I thought the CC was qualitatively similar to Marietta Old Vines Red, a little more fruit-forward and red-fruited, well-made but pretty generic. Several non-wine-geek family members have enjoyed the bottles I've given them. My dad says it's at least as good as Trader Joe's Syrah :-).
by Stan Y.
November 27th, 2020, 8:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Friday Sales
Replies: 134
Views: 13033

Re: Black Friday Sales

If anyone knows of discounts for Macarthurs or Vinopolis, please let me know. Thanks in advance! Happy hunting! The Macarthur list is at https://www.bassins.com/black_friday_2020.php . About the only thing there that interested me was 2015 Thibault Liger-Belair Nuits St. Georges Les St. Georges for...
by Stan Y.
November 26th, 2020, 12:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 181
Views: 8175

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

I am home alone while my wife is away feeding her sponsor and brother, and just coravin'ed a glass of '17 Ch. de la Tour Clos Vougeot VV from a six-pack that arrived last week. Feeling very good about this for what I paid, good wine, surprisingly approachable for what it is.
by Stan Y.
November 22nd, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?
Replies: 181
Views: 8175

Re: Thanksgiving Day - What are you drinking?

I ordered an '08 Comtes just for the occasion (didn't know how controversial this would end up lately, can't wait to see for myself), and have my eyes on a bottle of '96 Raveneau Blanchot in the cellar.
by Stan Y.
November 19th, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Coffee maker recommendations?
Replies: 299
Views: 21074

Re: Coffee maker recommendations?

random, but found this for a friend today but bonavita 5-cup version is on sale for $80 today. the 8 cup is probably the best drip machine for the money and this seems like the smaller version. We loved the five cup version for 4 years but my kids are in high school and taking college classes, and ...

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